Schoeller discusses Speaker succession

Aug 14, 2012

Steven Tilley’s resignation Monday from the Missouri House Speaker’s post has left Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller in charge of the chamber.  But he doesn’t anticipate holding onto the job for long.

“I think right now we’re going to do what we’ve always done in the past," Schoeller said, "And that is when we've had had a vacancy in leadership, we will have an election with our caucus during the time period we meet for veto session, and it will be my assumption that the caucus will follow through, and Speaker-elect Jones will then become Speaker of the House.”

Veto session is scheduled next month.  Schoeller is the Republican nominee for Secretary of State.  He says he doesn’t expect his sudden responsibility over the Missouri House to take time away from his campaign.